Posts tagged with “healthy habits”

7 Ways to Improve Energy & Vitality This Fall

Imbalance may show up as increased anxiety, insomnia, and fatigue. It may also show up in the form of dry skin, irritable tummies, or feelings of overwhelm as we navigate this creative and yet volatile time of year. Find balance and watch your energy levels soar!

Awaken The Healer Within... A Summary of The Chakras

The first chakra

Blockages in our energetic fields have long been understood by ancient yogis to create stress and dis-ease in the human physical, mental and emotional experience. Learning how to open and purify these channels is the gift of engaging what is known as the Chakra System.

Dreams & Discipline

A lot of people are going to include yoga in their New Year’s intention hoping to create a life of greater joy and ease.  So, why not create a specific intention and plan for your yoga practice? Here’s a plan to help you turn an intention into success!

Finding Balance In Our Busy Lives

Tiffany Wood in a hand balance yoga pose

How do we know we are out of balance? When we are in pain, stressed out, irritable, sad, become short or angry more easily, or when we just don't feel like ourselves. So how do we find balance in our busy lives? How do we balance work, play and ME-time?

Have a Little Faith in You!

Tiffany Wood with hands at heart center

Learn how to have faith that we have everything we need, that we’re going to be taken care of, and that it’s all right here within.

How to Prioritize Happiness

Happiness can just show up, like a Girl Scout selling cookies at your doorstep. But, for most people, we have to learn how to prioritize happiness in our lives. The following isn’t a step by step guide, just some great ideas on how to bring the spring to your step with consistency.

Is 60 Really the New 40; Yoga Tells the Truth

Yoga students in Tiffany Wood's class

Is 60 really the new 40? I can’t answer this question from Cosmopolitan’s view, but when I take a look around all of my yoga classes, I can definitely say, Yes! 60 is the new 40! When you glance any yoga hottie from behind, you often have no idea if you’re looking at a 20 year old bootie or a 60 year old physique!

Jalandhara Bandha

This “throat lock” creates an expansion of the chest, a softening, and an opening of the throat along with an upward release and slight extension at the back of the neck. In Anusara® terms, it is the balance between shoulder and skull loop.

Let The Wild Child Take Charge!

Young Tiffany Wood in a Russian Outfit

This passionate child within is the one in charge of your forward progression. This wild child is the one that knows how to live life in delight and wonder while still getting the work done. It’s time to put that wisdom in charge of your show! What this may mean is that you get to let go of certain patterns and programs that have been kicking your butt and making life feel like work.

Migraine Relief: Yoga Can Help!

Tiffany Wood practicing headstand

I have found that a regular and consistent yoga practice, along with cardiovascular activity several times a week, is the best prevention for migraines. Experiment with these poses and see what works best for you!

New Year’s Resolutions? Forget About Them!

Dreams in a Fire

Forget about your New Year's resolution list, which tends to come from the head, instead meditate, sit in ceremony, listen to your heart's desires, your dreams, and put those into action!

Spring Clean Your Home, Spring Clean Your Mind!

A room filled with stuff and clutter free room

Is your home jam-packed with stuff or is it spacious and full of flowing energy? How does this affect you? Try these practices to spring clean your home and your mind!

The Dance of Yes and No

I can only please one person per day. Today I choose me.

How often do you say 'Yes' to something out of obligation? Quite frequently, we say 'Yes' to the right thing for the wrong reason. When the 'shoulds' set in we compromise our Self and end up not being fully present or feeling resentful when we do show up. 

​The Value of Perspective

Tiffany Wood assisting a student in handstand

For those wanting to get out of the rut of whatever is holding you back from total joy, health, vitality and peace, try the profound practice of shifting your view, your darshana to see the ordinary world in technicolor.

Tip of the Month: Cleaning Up Your Messes

Pen and paper

Each one of us has a mess to clean up with someone. It may be something from a long time ago or maybe it just happened yesterday. Either way, unfinished business blocks the 5th Chakra. It's taking up space inside your system and needs to be set free.

Tip of the Month: Create Balance

Hand Mudra

Nadi Shodhana/ Alternate Nostril Breath helps refresh and calm you. Nadi Shodhana before bed will calm you and help you fall asleep quicker. Practice it in the morning to refresh you. Do it anytime during the day to combat stress.

Tip of the Month: Create More Space in Your Day for YOU!

Tiffany Wood resting her legs on a rock

Create More Space in Your Day for YOU! Try adding things to your routine and letting go of certain habits or dependencies. Experiment, be curious! Keep track of how you feel and see what works for you!

Tip of the Month: Dream Big!

dream big

What are your dreams? How can you manifest them? 10 Steps to manifesting your dreams...

Tip of the Month: How to Start Meditating

a frog meditating

Do you want to start a mediation practice but think it's too hard, you don't have time, or you think you'll never be able to stop the forever-flowing thoughts in your head?

Tip of the Month: Mantra Magic!

Ganesha Murti

Mantras can help reduce anxiety and depression, facilitate a deep sense of peace, boost immunity, and open intuition.

Tip of the Month: Reaction vs. Response

Hummingbird flying in front of mountains

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~ Victor Frankl

Tip of the Month: Remember to Breathe!

Hands on stomach

Feeling stressed, panicked, anxious, annoyed, stuck in your head--out of balance?? Have you been sitting at your desk so long time that your shoulders are up around your ears?? Bring your breath to the rescue!

Tip of the Month: Stay Present with What is Right in Front of You

Tiffany Wood with eyes closed & hands in Anjali Mudra

How can being present to what's right in front of you be better for us than getting things done, a.k.a. multi-tasking? Placing your attention on one thing at a time, will make you more efficient, more productive, more creative, and more focused.

Tip of the Month: The Gift of Meditation!

Tiffany Wood sits in meditation

The holidays can be rather stressful, so give yourself the gift of meditation! Start your daily practice today and find your center in the midst of any holiday gathering!

Tip of the Month: The Practice of Gratitude

Gratitude of the Heart

The power of Gratitude! Whip out your journal for the next 21 days and create a habit that will increase the energy and the fullness of your life.

Turn Your World Upside Down... And Create Your Ideal Life!

Tiffany Wood demonstrates headstand yoga pose in her Anusara Teacher Training

Creating your Ideal Life is your birth right. Finding a new perspective, with fresh eyes and an open heart isn't nearly as scary as getting a root canal. It will only require you to look inside in ways you may not have until this point. Are you willing?

Why You Need to Scrape Your Tongue

Tongue scraping is a part of Ayruvedic (the sister-science to yoga) self care practices for improving digestion by removing toxins such as bacteria, fungi and dead cells that were deposited on your tongue by your digestive system over night.